Thursday, September 18, 2014


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: R4D Projects in the Ganges

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from partners to carry out research for development projects that will contribute to its demand driven research agenda in the Ganges River Basin.

WLE Ganges Focal Region Program seeks to improve food security, nutrition and livelihoods of smallholder farmers and the rural poor in three Ganges Basin landscapes, i.e. the mountains, plains and delta. WLE has five mutually-supportive objectives that support achieving this goal:

  1. Productivity – enhancing the productivity of degraded rainfed and irrigated agricultural landscapes by strengthening ecosystem services that support sustainable agricultural intensification.
  2. Sustainability – supporting activities that increase food and livelihood security by creating resilient socio-ecological systems that secure the provision of ecosystem services over long time frames.
  3. Efficiency – increasing resource recovery and reuse to ensure that solid and liquid waste from rural towns and villages are recycled and used efficiently.
  4. Equity – identifying opportunities for women, youth, and people from disadvantaged castes and ethnic groups to gain access to water, land and other natural resources for productive purposes in a way that increases their food security, livelihoods, nutritional status and ensures sustainability.
  5. Governance and institutions – supporting the development of effective, inclusive and equitable decision-making, partnerships and institutions, and the capacities of actors to manage and address the complex problems across the water, land, energy and environmental nexus.

The four intervention areas to be addressed by this Call are as follows: the Highlands, the Plains, the Delta, and Cross-cutting basin issues.

For more details, Visit the EOI Call Page

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